do wavies always need a curly stylist?

so i don't live within a hundred miles to a curly stylist, and i tried to explain a curl friendy cut, but it still didn't turn out too even. it got thinned too much and had a couple "holes"

what can i tell the stylist, or should i just tell her to layer it normally when wet? what type of layers? then touch it up myself? i know you should never cut your own hair, but i've gotten pretty good over the years at having to touch it up myself.

yelp!
2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
Vo5-never again, i now can plop!

CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
hi dailywavy,
struttswife posted a great thread about this not long ago, which i've added here. Really great tips
HTH
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
I've gone to a great stylist for almost 30 years. He does a great cut whomever. You need to find someone who knows hair.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I think any good stylist would be fine, as long as he/she understand you want to wear your hair WAVY, not blown out straight. Some of them seem to have a hard time comprehending this idea.
2a/b right now; 2c when it's longer
Fine/iii density/high porosity

Current favorites:
Suave Naturals Coconut co-wash
GVP Protein Restructuring Conditioner
GVP Conditioning Balm
Eco-Styler, LALSG, BRHG, Garnier Curl Shaping Spray Gel
ACV rinse 1x per week
My stylist doesn't specialize in curly hair, but he understands that I want to keep mine natural (and even says it's a nice change from a lot of the people he sees!). I usually just ask him to water-wash and cut it without using any products, because all I need is a trim now and then. It's just a question of finding the right haircutter - I used to go to this other stylist in the same salon and she kept trying to straighten my hair. When I told her I didn't want to, she said, "Well, at least let me curl it!" Not good.
Thick, mostly 2c with some 3a; fine texture, medium/high porosity, and a very strange curl & wave pattern.

Started CG (properly) as of 6/31/2009.

Cowash | Suave Naturals Ocean Breeze or Juicy Green Apple
Rinse-out | Burt's Bees Super Shiny
Leave-in | Live Clean Intense Moisturizing
Gel | HESMU

Right now: growing hair past shoulder-length, looking to take decent hair picture (my avatar is my first day of CG).
in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens...
Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

Sandra
2_b_wavy --> Living in Germany, the land with no infrastructure for wavies!
2 A type of hair, super fine but a lot, with highlights, Henna-coloured, overshoulder length, pretty porous towars the ends.
For me plopping makes a huge diffrence!
Also my hair loves to be co-washed and I use a sulfate-containing shampoo once a week! (otherwise my hair gets weigth-down)
Shampoos: herbal Essense deep cleansing, Jessicurl Lather shampoo
Conditioners: Jessicurl Aloeba Cond, Tiggi Foxy Curls Cond
in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens...
Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

Sandra
Originally Posted by 2_b_wavy
haha!! dw your not alone on contemplating this one... i want to go on a holiday to the states,so i can sight see of course...and you know while i'm there i might just make an appointment at a curly specialist and do some retail therapy (stock up on cg products!) My boyfriend thinks I'm completely nuts! lol!
2 something Australian

http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
pw:aussie

Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
thanks everyone! and the link really helped!
2b, 2c / f / ii / medium-high porosity
Vo5-never again, i now can plop!

CG since may 09, and hubby LOVES the new wavy 'tude!
products: CV SB, burt's bees more moisture conditioner, co-wash suave naturals coconut condish. FSG, shea hair butter, hair refresher
in germany this is not a question.... we do not have hairstylists specialized in curly / Wavy hair. When I tried to explain my hairdresser the low poo, co wash no terrycloth and plopping things he looked at me, like I was talking about aliens...
Anyway I cut my hair slightly layered, which is okay for now... I guess it would be really nuts to fly overseas for a haircut, wouldn't it????

Sandra
Originally Posted by 2_b_wavy
Oh yeah i know what you mean. It's even really hard to find a good conditioner and a shampoo without sulfate.... Maybe there are stylist specialized for curly hair somewhere in europe. Now that sounds crazy and desperate...

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I'm a wavy and I've noticed a bit difference since switching to a curly stylist. Although I think any stylist knowledgeable in curly hair would be fine.

My stylist isn't far from me (maybe 20 min) but if I didn't live nearby I'd be willing to travel... maybe make a weekend trip or something.
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


the way the waves and curls in wavy hair are created can be more unpredictable in 2b/2c people than in 3a/3b/3c folks. I'd ask your stylist to wash your hair and allow it to dry thoroughly, so the stylist can see exactly how your waves and curls lie. Once they get a sense for how your curls and waves lie, then they can give you a good cut.

also, in general, NEVER get a haircut with a razor if you have wavy/curly hair. also, in general, for longer hair, layers tend to look good on us wavies/curlies.
2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

cleansers: giovanni, curls
conditioner: curls
styling: LA Looks sports gel
I got my hair cut by struttswife (tiff) at LCLF... and I loved it! I would keep going there but I don't live in the area.

I think 2as and 2bs may have an easier time at non-curly places... long layers, NO THINNING, no razors usually give me a pretty decent cut, but I do think 2as and 2bs can benefit from dry cuts curly-style as well. 2cs look more "curly" so they might need a curly dry cut more.

For the most part in the future I think I will continue to seek out curly stylists when/where I can. I think my waves really spring more when cut individually (dry).
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

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